Catherine Craig

Catherine Craig, born Catherine Jewel Feltus (January 18, 1915 – January 14, 2004) was an American actress. She was also known as Kay Craig.[1][2]

Catherine Craig
Russell Hayden, Catherine Craig, and Richard Denning in Seven Were Saved (1947)
Catherine Jewel Feltus

(1915-01-18)January 18, 1915
DiedJanuary 14, 2004(2004-01-14) (aged 88)
Other namesKay Craig
Alma materIndiana University
Robert Preston
(m. 1940; (His death. 1987)

Early years

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, she later moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. A graduate of Indiana University, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society and was recognized as the outstanding senior girl.[3]


As a student at the Pasadena Playhouse,[4] she met Robert Preston, whom she later married. Soon after that, she appeared in bit roles in movies such as Las Vegas Nights (1941), West Point Widow (1941), Parachute Nurse (1942), Showboat Serenade (1944) and The Bride Wore Boots (1946). Later, she found more success in movies such as Seven Were Saved (1947) — her first leading role,[5] The Pretender (1947), and Albuquerque (1948).

Later years

After 1950, she retired from movie acting and supported her husband in his endeavors while appearing in some plays such as Bell, Book and Candle and Inherit the Wind.

Personal life

After eloping, Craig married Preston on November 9, 1940, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1940 Manhattan Heartbeat Nurse Uncredited
1940 Doomed to Die Cynthis Wentworth
1940 Murder Over New York Stewardess Uncredited
1941 Las Vegas Nights Girl with Bill Uncredited
1941 One Night in Lisbon Guest Uncredited
1941 West Point Widow Hilda Uncredited
1941 Nothing but the Truth Betty - Receptionist Uncredited
1941 Among the Living Second Mill Girl Uncredited
1941 Louisiana Purchase Saleslady
1942 Parachute Nurse Lt. Mullins
1942 You Were Never Lovelier Julia Acuña - the Bride Uncredited
1943 Salute for Three Canteen Hostess Uncredited
1943 Spy Train Jane Thornwall
1944 Lady in the Dark Miss Foster
1944 Showboat Serenade Girl Short
1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell Mrs. Wayne Uncredited
1944 Fun Time Secretary Short; Uncredited
1944 And Now Tomorrow Receptionist Uncredited
1944 Here Come the Waves Lt. Townsend
1945 Incendiary Blonde Louella Parsons Uncredited
1945 You Hit the Spot Minerva Short
1945 Love Letters Jeanette Campbell Uncredited
1945 Duffy's Tavern Nurse Uncredited
1945 The Stork Club Louella Parsons Uncredited
1946 The Bride Wore Boots Mrs. Medford Uncredited
1946 O.S.S. Williams' Secretary Uncredited
1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers French Maid Uncredited
1946 Monsieur Beaucaire Duchess Uncredited
1946 Cross My Heart Reporter Uncredited
1947 The Perfect Marriage Julie Camberwell Uncredited
1947 Seven Were Saved Lt. Susan Brisoce
1947 Sweet and Low Andrew Mather, Masquerade Party Hostess Short
1947 The Pretender Claire Worthington
1947 Variety Girl Secretary Uncredited
1948 Albuquerque Celia Wallace
1948 Appointment with Murder Lorraine W. Brinckley
1949 El Paso Mrs. Elkins
1950 No Man of Her Own Rosalie Baker (final film role)


  1. "Kay Craig Will Star in Production at I.U." The Indianapolis News. Indiana, Indianapolis. January 8, 1943. p. 18. Retrieved September 16, 2018 via
  2. "Jordan River Revue Song Is Tune For 5 Former I.U. Students in Films". The Indianapolis Star. Indiana, Indianapolis. December 16, 1940. p. 14. Retrieved September 16, 2018 via
  3. "Scholar". The Havre Daily News. Montana, Havre. August 4, 1944. p. 3. Retrieved November 16, 2016 via
  4. "Catherine Craig Given Role in 'El Paso". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. September 21, 1948. p. 21. Retrieved November 16, 2016 via
  5. "Catherine Craig In First Leading Role". The Times Herald. Michigan, Port Huron. March 10, 1946. p. 18. Retrieved September 16, 2018 via
  6. "Hollywood Couple Wed in Las Vegas". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. United Press. November 10, 1940. p. 20. Retrieved November 16, 2016 via

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